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National News Writer Spectrum Networks - DC Bureau

Company name
Charter Communications

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Journalism, Media, Writing

Posted on
Jan 30,2019

Valid Through
May 15,2019

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Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely news that's important to the local communities we serve. Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.The Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays. Being on our team means … You’re ready to inspire and be inspired! You’re passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers in our local communities. You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.What we’re looking for: The National News Writer writes assigned TV news stories for Spectrum Networks across the country. Cuts b-roll and sound bites and creates elements, including graphics and lower-thirds. Responsible for producing factual, clear, interesting news stories on deadline. Develops, writes and edits news stories. Pitches story ideas and advances developing stories; participates in directing coverage plans under deadline pressure. Must love news and thrive in a fast-paced newsroom.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESWrites TV news copy and updates scripts as stories changeWrites both short and long form storiesWatches and reads national news, follows the Federal government and tracks politics/elections to stay up to date on issues affecting our viewersWorks closely with Producers, Reporters and the whole DC team to relay and receive information for storiesEdits video & sound bites both for assigned stories and reporter live shotsHelps copy edit other writers and producersPitches and creates stories and helps setting up future storiesGathers story ideas from reporters, producers, and other sourcesMonitors websites and social media sources for breaking news and news trendsMonitors AP, Newsource and other news outletsHelps maintain the news calendar of upcoming events by checking AP planner, government websites, CQ etc.Pitches new stories and follows up on on-going storiesDevelops sources within the community, including government agencies and public relations representativesPerforms other duties as assignedQualifications:Skills/Abilities and KnowledgeAbility to read, write, speak and understand EnglishMust have solid news judgment and passion for news and politicsAbility to write and edit television news storiesAbility to develop sourcesAbility to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadlineMust be able and willing to work different shifts and be flexible with schedule changesExcellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; ability to relate well with diverse populationsAbility to interface with internal company personnelRequires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative and a positive approach to problem solvingMust be able to work under time pressure deadlines, work different or extended shifts and flexible with schedule changes. Willing and able to work weekends and holidaysMust be a self-starter, work with minimal supervision and be a strong team playerEducation & Experience: High School diploma required; Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or related field preferred4 years of experience working in news Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! Roles may require the following:Overtime may be required to meet deadlinesVarying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirementsProvide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and schedule conflictsParticipation in an established on-call rotation,employmentType:Full Time,identifier:234946BR,industry:Cable Television Production, Editorial, Network Television Production, News, Television/Programming,title:National News Writer, Spectrum Networks - DC Bureau,url:,hiringOrganization:{@type:Organization,name:SPECTRUM},jobLocation:{@type:Place,address:{@type:PostalAddress,addressLocality:Washington,addressRegion:District of Columbia,addressCountry:United States,streetAddress:400 North Capitol St NW,postalCode:20001}}}

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